Last call for Westin fursuit floors

If you are a fursuiter and are staying in the Westin, we are taking requests for rooms on the fursuit floors (which are more easily accessible by stair). Remember, it is not a guarantee, but the hotel will do its best to accommodate you on a Fursuit-friendly floor. To put in your request, you must visit our Fursuit Floor Request Page before 11:59 PM Sunday, June 8. The list goes into Jaime at midnight, and no further requests can be taken thereafter.

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A note about parties

Just a quiet reminder to our attendees about our policy on room parties. We all love to get together with friends, and as the night wears on, some rooms seem to attract more people than others. That's what a convention is all about: getting together with friends. But in doing so, please remember that other people in the hotel are trying to sleep and we would hope that you and your friends will be considerate.

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Pre-Registration deadline: Friday, June 6th!

To note, Pre-Registration for Anthrocon 2008 will be coming to a close on June 6th, at 11:59 PM EST. Pre-Registration not only gets you in a line which moves at least twice as fast as On-Site Registration, but it's $5 cheaper for Attending memberships, and only Pre-Registered SuperSponsors can attend the luncheon with Floyd Norman. Nearly 2,000 people have pre-registered already for Anthrocon 2008; these folks know the advantage to quick lines, discounts, and one less thing to worry about at the convention.

http://www.anthrocon.org/registration is the URL.

Please, tell a friend! Tell an acquaintance! Tell your cousin Lulabelle! Spread the word to anyone planning to attend Anthrocon, to pre-register by this Friday!

--Chiaroscuro

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If you are arriving before Thursday

The Westin is completely booked up on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, which means if you are arriving on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, you will likely not be able to check in before 3 PM. You can always leave your bags at the bellman's desk and take a tour of the beautiful city of Pittsburgh. Also, Anthrocon's famous "Zoo" does not open until Thursday and another group will be in that ballroom on Wednesday evening. If you want to hang out somewhere, though, Jaime is letting us gather in the Westmoreland Room on the 2nd floor. Please do not linger in the lobby! It gets very crowded very quickly and the Fire Marshall gets his bloomers in a twist over it.

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AC '08 DJ Spotlight: Tek-Fox

Anthrocon features some of the most talented DJs in the Furry Fandom, but who are they really? We've been taking some time in recent weeks to let you know, in their own words, what makes them tick and what you can expect from their sets.

The con is almost here, and I've got another DJ bio for you! This one is another veteran of the Anthrocon dances, the "Master of Broken Beats", Tek-Fox!

Fandom Name: Tek-Fox
Real Name: Warren G
Stage Name: Tek-Fox
Age: 27
Influences: DSL, Ewun, Hive, Benga, Skream!, Aphex Twin, Hybrid, Pardus
Genre's Played: DnB, Breaks, Glitch, Dubstep
DJ Style: Anything it takes to get the job done, Turntables, Digital and Ableton

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Reminder:

RE-CONFIRM YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW!

(And thanks to ZeroCreature, you can do that online here for the Westin and here for the Omni)

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Anthrocon 2008 Schedule - Coming SOON!

Hey all,

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Schedule for this year's Anthrocon is just about complete. I'm reviewing some final events and the rooms that they will go in.

We should be able to post that information to folks VERY soon.

I want to take a quick moment to thank all of our panel volunteers and event coordinators for their time and efforts. We have well over 100 panels, events, and presentations scheduled for this year's Anthrocon scheduled among 15 different rooms throughout both the Westin Hotel and the Lawrence Convention Center with more still being finalized. This doesn't include the fantastic array of dealers in the dealer room and the great art show that will also be in Exhibit Hall C.

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New interactive map of Anthrocon's neighborhood

The incomparable, indefatigable, and incalculable webleopard Giza has created a fun interactive map of downtown Pittsburgh. You can find it by clicking on the Area Map link under "Travelling Info" on the left-hand menu. We will be adding more details as time goes on, and as we think of them.

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Anthrocon T-shirts for the Big and Tall among us

Anthrocon traditionally has provided T-shirts up through the 3XL size, although we have always tried to provide as well for our attendees with more stout builds. Predicting the demand for larger-than-3X shirts has been very difficult in the past; therefore, if you think you may want to purchase a T-shirt of 4XL, 5XL, or other big-and-tall sizes, please send an email prior to June 6 to ceo(at)anthrocon.org with the words "2008 shirts" prominently placed in the subject line so our aged chairman does not miss them.

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2008 Con Book Supersponsor Drawing

Every year, the names of all those who contribute to our convention book go into one of two hats, one for writers and one for artists. One name is picked from each, the reward being an automatic upgrade in membership to the Supersponsor level.

This year I am pleased to announce that the names drawn by the dainty hand of our Con Book Director's Dear and Sainted Mother were:

MR. DAVID HOPKINS from the "Artist" hat, and

MR. CHRISTOPHER WENHAM from the "Writer" hat.

We will see you both at the Supersponsor Luncheon on Saturday.

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